It’s the night before the 2016 election, and I’m having trouble focusing on the next day. I’ve channeled my sleeplessness into creating this graph to compare Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s campaign spending by week. The data goes up thru the last reported FEC update of October 19.
Overall Clinton reported spending $464 million dollars compared to Trump’s $251 million. The majority of this disparity came from early in the campaign season when Trump had not yet won over the Republican National Committee. In the graph, Trump’s spending roughly matches Clinton’s towards the most recent weeks.
Election Spending Thoughts
- Donald has only been able to outspend Hillary a handful of weeks during the election season.
- The week of 10/15/2016 is a partial week that cuts off spending on the 19th.
- There are 6 times where one of the candidates spent more than $20 million in one week. 4 times for Trump. 2 times for Clinton. That is an insane amount of money.
- The raw data is from here: Clinton’s Data, Trump’s Data
Update: Trump won, read more on DaiDaDo about his promises.